Kuching was our last destination on Borneo trip. The city lies on the North-Western part of the island in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is a small city easy to navigate and with pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. After a rough travel to several national parks we could finally rest a bit, wash our clothes, drink COLD beer and do some souvenir shopping. Kuching is also a starting point to some small national parks around and we made a two day visit to Bako national park, which is only one hour bus drive away. But more on Bako NP in the next post.
We walked around the city a lot and despite there is not big attractions we enjoyed the city and its people.
The white and blue building is a police station.
Selling fish at bus station.
A delicious noon snack.
Travelling around SE Asia I learned one important thing. Do not judge food by its look and smell – try it and then make an opinion. Usually it tastes much better than expected. And sometimes it’s better not to know what are you eating.
We met this friendly guy at bus station. He explained that he is a member of a punk rock music group and he is a big fan of Rancid and Sex pistols.
Raja Brooke’s palace.
One of the numerous statues of cats. And my catwoman posing in front of it:)
Jungle fern. A local delicacy. I really liked it. It goes well with the rice and chicken.
The weekend market of Kuching is supposed to be one of the most colourful on Borneo. And it is true – so many people selling so many different things.
Local boys asked me if I would take a photo of them. Of course guys!